Monthly Archives: July 2016

Education in Renewable Energy Expected to Boom in South Africa

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With the fast growth in renewable energy in South Africa, universities will soon offer degrees which focus on this growing sector says MSC Artisan Academy’s Operations Director, Willie Gresse. Speaking to CNBC Africa at the Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) in East London, South Africa, Gresse says some of the country’s universities already offer short courses focusing Continue Reading

TRANSNET EXPANDS CAPACITY ON COAL LINES

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Pretoria — The first phase in the expansion of the coal line between the Waterberg in Limpopo and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal has been completed. “The project entailed the construction of a 1.8km long passing loop at Matlabas, enabling 100 wagon trains to cross without disrupting the operation of other trains on the line,” Transnet said Continue Reading

THE FUTURE OF ESKOM AND SA’S COAL SECTOR WILL BE NOTHING LIKE IT’S PAST

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The recent reports of how Tegeta Resources – a company whose main shareholders include the Gupta-owned Oakbay Resources and the President’s son, Duduzane Zuma’s Mabengela Investments – has been able to secure a very favourable coal supply deal and have it pre-paid are deeply disturbing. Eskom is not just some failing state-owned enterprise like SAA; Continue Reading